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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Gracie Fields
RLIN number: NXCP87-A68
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Popular Arts Project, Part III
Description: Recollections as touring child performer in England, early career, life as a member of an English touring revue company; introduction to films, attitudes about film work, stage, radio, vaudeville; Northern England, life in an industrial town; becoming a commedienne; state of entertainment in England; decline of the comedy song.
Extent: Transcript: 49 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fields, Gracie, 1898-1979
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1898
Speaker occupation: Actress; Comedienne
Age at speaking: 61
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Franklin, Joan; Franklin, Robert
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actresses; Motion pictures; Oral history; Vaudeville
Topics discussed - Other terms: Children as actors; Comedians, English; Fields, Gracie, 1898-1979; Musical revue, comedy, etc
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018466-13909